preventive medicine

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preventive medicine

The anticipation, communication, prediction, identification, prevention, education, risk assessment, and control of communicable diseases, illnesses and exposure to endemic, occupational, and environmental threats. These threats include nonbattle injuries, combat stress responses, weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the health and readiness of military personnel. Communicable diseases include anthropod-, vector-, food-, waste-, and waterborne diseases. Preventative medicine measures include field sanitation, medical surveillance, pest and vector control, disease risk assessment, environmental and occupational health surveillance, waste (human, hazardous, and medical) disposal, food safety inspection, and potable water surveillance. Also called PVNTMED.
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Noun1.preventive medicine - the branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease; "the medical establishment doesn't profit from preventive medicine"
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
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Additionally, Glaxo Wellcome's Seretide Accuhaler, used for the maintenance of preventative treatment of asthma, is being recalled from hospitals, pharmacies, dispensing practices, retailers and wholesalers in the UK.
Shingrix has been approved as a preventative treatment for herpes zoster in the US and Canada.
Applied as a preventative treatment, Holeguard delivers multiple drilling efficiencies for a site, increasing factors such as lifting capacity while simultaneously reducing the time crew spend on corrective action such as re-drilling and sub-drilling, the company reported.
In some cases, preventative treatment may also be necessary.
The Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced an all-Wales study to provide the drug Truvada to all those who would benefit from the preventative treatment.
IT was the best decision I ever made as they found I had a pre-cancerous condition and needed preventative treatment so that it didn't become a full-blown cancer.
This includes mental health diseases, injuries caused by natural disasters, and preventative treatment.
If the tree is not too severely defoliated it can be given preventative treatment, in the spring as the new needles are emerging, with an appropriately labeled fungicide according to label instructions.
Although there is substantial motivation to detect early changes predictive of the disease and procure preventative treatment, this quest is problematized by the lack of consistent correlations between biological signs and symptom severity.
An elite group of international experts lectured during the conference and shed light on the significance of physical activity as a preventative treatment, the impact of inert lifestyles and community-shool crisscrossing aimed to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle.
Preventative treatment was started in 23 of the children.
Backing a call in the European Parliament for improvements to research and preventative treatment, Liberal Democrat MEP Fiona Hall said: "It is widely acknowledged that allergic disease has an adverse impact upon a child's educational performance.